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July 2018

France's Kylian Mbappé Donates World Cup Earnings to Kids With Disabilities. The 19-year-old powerhouse is a sports hero and a humanitarian. One of the most dynamic French footballers playing today is taking his victory money and paying it forward. Kylian Mbappé, a 19-year-old powerhouse who scored four goals this year as France smashed the World Cup, has announced that he will donate all of his earnings from the tournament to Premiers de Cordée, an organisation that provides free sports instruction to hospitalised kids and children with disabilities, and campaigns on disability awareness with schools and businesses.

The athlete, who was born in Paris is the son of immigrants, his father is from Cameroon and his mother was originally from Algeria.Crowned by ESPN as soccer’s “future king,” Mbappé has been followed closely for his actions on the field as well as his charitable gestures off of it during the World Cup.

The England squad have been donating their match earnings to charity for over a decade

The England national side has, collectively, donated 100% of their match fees to the England Footballers Foundation (EFF) since 2007, according to a statement sent to Global Citizen by the EFF. As a result, the players have raised over £5 million for the charity, which has supported a diverse range of organisations like UNICEF, Help for Heroes, and many more. The boys have also chipped in with over 300 personal appearances at charity events, including a remarkable duet of “Hold Back the River” with hat-wielding popstar JamesBay and former captain Wayne Rooney. "In 2007 the Players’ Committee, consisting of: Gary Neville, David Beckham (then England Captain), Rio Ferdinand, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, John Terry and Jamie Carragher, established the EFF," a spokesperson told Global Citizen. "It is the vehicle through which England players donate their match fees, and also their time, to support good causes."It’s an incredible gesture, said Gary Lineker of Mbappe’s act, and he and Gary Neville were swift to point out that England’s players have been quietly doing the same for years  and it’s caught a lot of people by surprise

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